Mental Health Services
Recovering Hope Outpatient Services expanded their services for the surrounding communities. Recovering Hope Outpatient Services provides medication management for psychiatric services via telehealth, individual mental health sessions, family therapy, assessments for children 0-5, adolescent individual mental health sessions, assessments for all ages and genders, and couple’s counseling.
Recovering Hope Outpatient Services provides ability to find a therapist that fits your style and schedule. Each therapist has their own specialty from EMDR, TF-CBT, animal assisted services, and DBT skills. Upon calling to schedule, our front desk staff will ask you a variety of questions to best connect you with a therapist that meets your needs.
Recovering Hope Outpatient Services is able to provide diagnostic assessments for mental health and provide referrals for services that best meet your needs. Recovering Hope Outpatient Services is able to provide DC: 0-5 assessments for children
Parent Support Group
Parents and caregivers with children of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to join this no cost support group held each Tuesday at Recovering Hope Treatment Center’s
Community Room or virtually on the Zoom platform. Share experiences, challenges, successes, and support one another by normalizing stressors, understanding behavioral stages and discover alternative parenting strategies.
Katie Burggraff, MA, LPPC is the support group professional.
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Mental Health Services Staff
Darci Wikelius, MA, LADC, LPCC
Clinical Program Manager/Clinical Therapist
Darci joined Recovering Hope Treatment Center as our first mental health therapy provider in October 2016. She became a chemical dependency counselor in 2009 and a mental health therapist in 2012, as she focuses on the co-occurrence of disorders. Darci has worked in a variety of areas including intensive care for children with Autism, sex offender treatment for developmentally disabled adults, substance use assessments for individuals committed as MI/CD, Outpatient Therapy and sex offender specific treatment at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program and within the Department of Corrections, Sex Offender Program. Her passion is assisting individuals in finding value and meaning in their lives, particularly in addressing areas surrounding relationships, sexuality, abuse/trauma, behavioral issues and self-worth. Darci is also a Board-Certified Supervisor and provides licensing supervision to individuals seeking LADC or LPCC licensure at RHTC. She also incorporates the use of Animal Assisted Therapy in her individual therapy sessions with her certified therapy dog, Marvel.
Currently, Darci is attending graduate school as she works towards her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. When she has free time, she enjoys being with friends and family.
Katie Burggraff, MA, LPCC
Katie received her Master’s of Art Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2015. Katie obtained her Licensed Professional Counselor license in 2016 and became fully licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 2019. Katie has experience working with individuals of varying ages and diagnoses including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Trauma, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, and Depression. Katie has worked in Day Treatment and intensive services for teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and comorbid diagnoses. Katie provides DC: 0-5 diagnostic assessments for children 5 years of age and younger. She has experience partnering with a Psychologist for Psychological Evaluations for children ages 0-5 completing diagnostic assessments and administering and scoring assessment protocols. She uses strategies from many methodologies including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Social Thinking, and Play Therapy. Katie provides a calm, inviting, and therapeutic environment for clients to explore their journey towards meaning and growth. In her spare time, Katie enjoys being outdoors, playing with her dogs, and being on the water.
Sue Peterson, MSW, LICSW
Sue received her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas. She has worked with a variety of populations and used her experience and educational background to support her clients and promote self-determination. She has a strong interest in working with clients facing grief and loss, depression, anxiety, SPMI, domestic violence, abuse and trauma.
Sue enjoys being outdoors, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Carissa White, MPS, LADC
As a counselor, Carissa strives to come alongside and understand the unique issues people face. She believes in helping clients identify their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they can be a catalyst for understanding the beliefs and motivations that keep them “stuck” and make it difficult for them to change.
Carissa is dedicated to lifelong learning. She uphold the standards of professional conduct as outlined by the state of Minnesota and its Board of Behavioral Health.
Marvel Wikelius, Shih Tzu
Certified Therapy Dog
Marvel is a 5-pound Shih Tzu that was born in May 2016. He is a certified therapy dog through Pet Partners and United States Animal Registry. He loves playing with his older brother (Brodie, Shih Tzu), going on walks, and snuggling on the couch. However, his favorite thing to do is going to RHTC with his mom. At RHTC, he gives lots of hugs and kisses to others and brings a sense of peace and calmness to any room he enters.